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Cyber safety - what to implement NOW to ensure your child's safety

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Cyber safety - what to implement NOW to ensure your child's safety
As much as the internet is a wonderful tool and pretty much essential to our everyday lives, it is also a hot spot for danger when it comes to your children. From cyber bullying to paedophiles, the World Wide Web can be a pretty scary place, to put it mildly. As a parent, because parenting isn’t hard enough already, we need to make sure that we are protecting our children from the lurking dangers beyond the keyboard. 1. Keep your computer in a common living area…

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Dad captures TOOTH FAIRY on camera!

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Dad captures TOOTH FAIRY on camera!
As a young child, a visit from the tooth fairy was as magical as Christmas. Like Santa however it was never possible to see them arrive, take away my baby tooth and drop a 50 pence piece under my pillow. Recently though, through the magic of special effects, an American Dad has managed to capture the tooth fairy on camera! Daniel Hashimoto used his CGI skills to capture the moment the tooth fairy arrived into his son's bedroom and fetches the tooth from under the…

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Most Popular Baby Names in Ireland are......

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Most Popular Baby Names in Ireland are...... The CSO have released details of baby names registered in Ireland in 2015 and Jack and Emily remain the most popular.  Jack retains the top position it has held every year since 2007 and Emily has retained the number one spot that it first claimed in 2011. The top five boys’ names (Jack, James, Daniel, Conor and Sean) have been the top five since 2007 with slight changes to their order. Four of the top five boys’ names (Jack, Sean, Conor and James) have been in the…

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Big Baby Steps - Choosing The Right Baby Shoes

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Big Baby Steps - Choosing The Right Baby Shoes by Louise Pearce Hogan, Shoobees.ie Is your baby crawling or cruising? In a blink of an eye they will be up and wobbling from one place to the next and your heart will be in your mouth! It’s time to think about some kind of shoes, especially if you have wooden floors and tiles as these can be extremely hazardous in socks!. We all know that bare foot is best; however it’s just not practical most of the time.  Professionals such as Paediatricians, podiatrists and…

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Questions to ask your child after school to get them to actually talk to you!

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Questions to ask your child after school to get them to actually talk to you! As of this week, we now have a Senior and a Junior infant. Getting last years Junior infant to part with information about school was at worst, impossible, and at best, impossible. A few months into the last school year I learned a simple 'technique' that ensured my daughter gave a lot more than a shoulder shrug or a one word answer. To be fair, despite going back a decade or 2-and-a-half, I can clearly remember my own response of 'Boring' to my parents 'How was…

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7 Ways To Feel Like A Bad Parent

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7 Ways To Feel Like A Bad Parent  If you turn on the television right now you are sure to find an advertisement for some invaluable product featuring a perfect family. The house will be clean. The children will be cute and immaculately dressed. The mother will be wearing makeup and a smile. Try not to glance round your own home and compare. Feeling guilty is a special skill you develop as a parent. Beating yourself up over the little things that feel like failures isn’t helpful, it makes you…

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Annoying Things People Say When You Are Pregnant

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Annoying Things People Say When You Are Pregnant    Everyone is a critic, and never is this more relevant than when you are pregnant. From the first announcement to the days before birth, you will encounter all sorts of viewpoints and opinions that don’t necessarily match with your own ideas. You may receive some great advice, and you may spend quite a lot of the pregnancy fairly convinced that everyone else in the world is insane. Whatever you hear during pregnancy, take everything with a pinch of salt…

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Things You Can Only Get Away With While Pregnant

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Things You Can Only Get Away With While Pregnant  by Arlene Copeland Pregnancy is a strange time, embrace the strangeness and enjoy the freedom of being able to get away with things that would otherwise be barely socially acceptable. Organising Your Life Around the Need to Pee You can plan a route based on where the public toilets are, postpone a trip or arrive late because of a sudden need to pee (twice) or pee in places you never normally would; staff toilets in shops, behind a hedge (and let’s face it, your…

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Best Things About Having A Baby

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Best Things About Having A Baby Ok, so it’s pretty obvious what the great things about having a baby are for most of us. Many people of course will have been saying to you during your pregnancy how you won’t be able to go out as much anymore or how you won’t get much sleep. But the ‘pros’ far outweigh any ‘cons’ that there may be. It is of course difficult being a new parent, but here are some of the things we feel make it all worthwhile (actually it’s all worthwhile but that would make for a…

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10 Baby and Toddler Halloween Costume Ideas

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10 Baby and Toddler Halloween Costume Ideas  With Halloween approaching, it's time to get those thinking caps on to figure out what your baby or toddler will be dressing up as. With a couple of years to go until they will be telling you what they want to wear for Halloween, this year you can still call the shots and dress them up as cute as you like. Take a look at these ideas and please let us know below if you have any more!   1. Albert Einstein
  2. Breaking Bad
  3. Dalai Lama (with Gandhi glasses!!)…

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